• Every year on October 14, Kenyans celebrate KDF Day to honor men and women who selflessly take up the task to protect the nation.
• The president unveiled a new Level 4 referral hospital and a Communication and Information center.
The Kenya Defence Forces celebrated their commendable work in their line of duty in a ceremony led by President Uhuru Kenyatta at Kahawa Garrison on Saturday.
Every year on October 14, Kenyans celebrate KDF Day to honour men and women who selflessly take up the task to protect the nation.
To commemorate the day, the president who was accompanied by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, Defence CS Eugine Wamalwa, Energy CS Monica Juma, among other CSs unveiled a new Level 4 referral hospital and a Communication and Information center.
Uhuru said that under the big 4 agenda the government will extend affordable housing to the soldiers.
“The Govt will also extend affordable housing under the big 4 agenda to our soldiers and I intend to break ground later this year,” Uhuru said.
Speaking during the event he noted that terrorist activities have significantly reduced, thanks to the action of KDF and, other security agencies working under the multi-agency framework.
“Our forces have contributed to global peace, stability, and sustainable development. Through that service, as peacekeepers, you have brought pride to our nation and flag,” Uhuru said.
The Defence CS Eugene Wamalwa, during his remarks he said that the defence forces shall continue to defend and protect our sovereignty and territorial integrity.